• I love his hat. - JannaPham
  • he is not too thrilled :) - bahketni
  • Beautiful!!! - .I Travel East.
  • No, he did not like me and slowed down when he had to pass by me... the paddy is only 6' wide here :)
  • They are pulling the rice that will be planted over these 8 raws...
  • Uh... also with a buffalo
  • You can see the greenery that was scraped here
  • Hmong knife in a wood holster
  • They are stacking the rice shoot here
  • What is he doing ? - AgniMax
  • After the 'pull' the rice, they would place the stacks, along the paddies edge, to be planted

Man, Buffalo and Earth are one

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Explore #5 on Monday, May 18, 2009

Hmong, Sapa -- We are planting the Rice now. The paddies are flooded with water and plowing and repairing the edges starts early and continues for a few weeks. Here is Ho, doing the final plow before planting the rice shoots in the next few hours. The greenery on the edges was scraped and mixed as fertilizers. You can see woman in the background pulling the green rice that will be replanted in the proper spacing. Its 8:00 am, we started at 6:00am

The rice planting season has just start and everyone will be busy in the labor intensive process, as i will show in this this set.

The following set of images was taken 3 years ago.

To answer many questions here; I spend all my time with them, morning to night… in the paddy up to my knees... I will describe it later. The buffalos don’t especially like me and standing in the narrow paddy needs some watching, they could be temperamental… the buffalos :)

See the rice set here

The Black Hmong are the 3rd largest minority in Vietnam with nearly 900,000 people. In the Sapa region there are about 35,000 residing in the surrounding 17 villages and they account for about 50% of the area population. The Hmong started migrating to Vietnam from china in the last 300 years. They live of the land and believe in the spirits.

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  1. HBM*Can [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    Awesome and amazing set. full of beauty, surprise and humanity... Superb

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  2. Nguyen'oi [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Awesome and extraordinary

  3. DulichVietnam360° 59 months ago | reply

    Một bức ảnh tuyệt vời về Việt Nam được nhìn thấy trên Explore. Mời bạn gửi ảnh lên topic “Vietnam Images on Explore”.

    This is an excellent image of Vietnam seen in Explore. You’re invited to post it into topic “Vietnam Images on Explore”.

    www.flickr.com/groups/bonjourvietnam/discuss/721576198388...

    Thank you.

  4. Jkadavoor (Jee) 55 months ago | reply

    Too many details. Thanks.

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  6. john11k 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Asian Animals and Wildlife, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Beautiful shot, Fantastic, J

  7. ON THE MOON STUDIO 52 months ago | reply

    Superior - great photography here on your stream.

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  11. Batikart 41 months ago | reply

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  12. belthelem 38 months ago | reply

    Great work!

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  13. garyegarye 37 months ago | reply

    this is wonderful!

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